[VPN] SonicWall - Passing DNS settings to VPN clients?

shannong shannong at texas.net
Sat May 17 00:48:40 EDT 2003

I would agree with Jose in general...get a real VPN capable firewall.
Although, if you're goal is VPN capabilities in a firewall, Checkpoint
and Cisco are much more attractive.  These vendors' VPN clients include
a firewall on the client side that can be controlled when the session is
established.  The firewall can be turned on, inbound/outbound rules
established, and the VPN client is told what traffic should be sent to
the firewall vs. what should be sent out the "normal" Internet
connection, filters can be established per user/group, and you can use
certificates and other two-factor authentication schemes.  The Cisco
client also has the advantage of only resolving DNS domains across the
tunnels that are defined by the VPN terminator.  All others go to the
"normal" DNS server of the Internet client.


-----Original Message-----
From: vpn-admin at lists.shmoo.com [mailto:vpn-admin at lists.shmoo.com] On
Behalf Of Jose Muniz
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 11:01 PM
To: TKoopman at SonicWALL.com
Cc: vpn at lists.shmoo.com
Subject: Re: [VPN] SonicWall - Passing DNS settings to VPN clients?

I will have to rather recommend a NetScreen firewall.
It supports the std. for passing ip address info to the client, 
incluiding DNS, WINS even ip
for the virtual adaptor etc.. via mode-config and xauth for user 
next time dont buy your security gear from ToysRus get a real firewall

TKoopman at SonicWALL.com wrote:

>The new SonicWALL Global VPN client supports these features and more.
Check it out at www.sonicwall.com
>Best Regards
>Systems Engineer
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Dale Shaw [mailto:DShaw at exceed.com.au]
>Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2003 5:18 PM
>To: vpn at lists.shmoo.com
>Subject: [VPN] SonicWall - Passing DNS settings to VPN clients?
>I'm struggling to work out how (if at all) I can automagically
>a SonicWall VPN client with things like DNS and WINS settings (i.e.
>pointing the client at a DNS server on the 'LAN' side of the
>With Cisco's kit, the gateway pushes config through to the client. With
>Microsoft's client, you have a 'connection' to configure specific
>network settings on.
>The SonicWall/SafeNet client doesn't talk about it and for the life of
>me I can't find any reference to it in the web management interface. Am
>I missing something obvious or do people just hard-code these settings
>on the underlying connection profile (be it a modem dialup to an ISP,
>I'm running Windows 2000 Professional on the client side and the latest
>firmware on the SonicWall.
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